Grizzlies succumb to Rockets’ 3-point barrage to close out preseason

By Updated: October 13, 2018 3:38 PM CT | Published: October 12, 2018 10:04 PM CT
<span><strong>Memphis Grizzlies' Marc Gasol (33) passes the ball while guarded by Houston Rockets' James Harden (13) in the first half of a preseason NBA basketball game Friday, Oct. 12, at FedExForum.</strong> (AP Photo/Karen Pulfer Focht)</span>

Memphis Grizzlies' Marc Gasol (33) passes the ball while guarded by Houston Rockets' James Harden (13) in the first half of a preseason NBA basketball game Friday, Oct. 12, at FedExForum. (AP Photo/Karen Pulfer Focht)

Finishing up the final lap of the preseason, the Memphis Grizzlies showed more of a regular-season rotation early. The Houston Rockets showed midseason form on their 3-point shooting. The Rockets unloaded their 3-point arsenal, all the way down to a Chris Paul 30-footer in the first half, building a 27-point lead en route to a 121-103 victory over the Grizzlies on Friday night in the preseason finale for both teams.

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Houston Rockets James Harden Marc Gasol Memphis Grizzlies NBA

Clay Bailey

Clay Bailey, a lifelong Memphian, has worked as a reporter in the city almost four decades. He concentrated on suburban coverage before becoming sports editor of The Daily Memphian when it launched in September, 2018. He also is a freelance sports writer for The Associated Press.


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